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Not yet uhuru by Nkululeko Zondi

[tabby title="Poem"] categorical freedom coupled with capitalism is not freedom at all so-called political autonomy intertwined with poverty is not liberation willing seller, willing buyer blatantly negates economic independence undermining socialism and egalitarianism alienates collective humanity perhaps democracy is another...

What choices to make? by Zarrin Khan

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]Much money but where to spend? To stay sad or to forget? To praise myself or to push harder? Lack of knowledge, illnesses, losses, stress, distractions, lack of time. People will come, People will go,...

Can a poem ever die? by Amreen B. Shaikh

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab3="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]A poem is alive like any being, as it lives its thoughts and feelings. [restrict ...]It is fed by emotions, given beauty by the imagery it creates, and stays in the abode of words. It...

Loving Me by Mercy Dhliwayo

If you do not tell me that you love me tonight I truly will not mind For I have accumulated enough “I love yous” to conquer hatred [restrict]And build nations of love “I love yous” enough to last a lifetime...

editorial: five is the magic number

[one_half last="no"]...[/one_half]I’ve been a storyteller most of my life. I told stories in the dust with stones and houses drawn on the ground. I told stories when we played house - while insisting on playing the father, I always ‘directed’...